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Old 15-01-2009, 14:16   #1
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SSB frequency?

I don't have a SSB but I do have a super nice old school scanner from before they started cutting out the freqs they could pick up. Is it possible to hear the SSB weather on a reciever thats not SSB. I mean even if I can recieve the freq, is it modulated differently?

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Yeah, you really need a receiver with either a product detector for SSB reception or a BFO (some older receivers have them) to copy SSB transmissions.

If your scanner doesn't have an SSB or a BFO setting, you'll not likely be able to copy SSB transmissions -- of WX or anything else.


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The other issue is you most likely would need a good antenna. I have a ham radio that I am using for receive only right now, and with a 100' antenna with a good ground, I am having trouble receiving anything higher in frequency than the 40 (7mhz) meter band.

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Most of the higer frequencies are experiencing poor propagation right now and have been for some time. Your 100' wire should work fine for receive only all the way up to 30 MHz. and more. It just starts to become directional at the higher frequencies. When we start getting more sunspots these higher frequencies will become very active.
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